Cisco Systems, Inc. ( CSCO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 03, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.33 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 23, 2019. Shareholders who purchased CSCO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CSCO has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of CSCO was $43.33, representing a -12.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.47 and a 16.01% increase over the 52 week low of $37.35.
CSCO is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Arista Networks, Inc. ( ANET ) and F5 Networks, Inc. ( FFIV ). CSCO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.36. Zacks Investment Research reports CSCO's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 15.27%, compared to an industry average of 4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CSCO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CSCO as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust NASDAQ Technology Dividend Index Fund ( TDIV )
- iShares North American Tech-Multimedia Networking ETF ( IGN )
- First Trust NASDAQ Cybersecurity ETF ( CIBR )
- First Trust Cloud Computing ETF ( SKYY )
- iShares Trust ( IYZ ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYZ with an decrease of -7.25% over the last 100 days. TDIV has the highest percent weighting of CSCO at 8.53%.
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